Descriptionmktexlsr revision 36855, and before revision 36626 as packaged in texlive allows local users to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack. NOTE: this vulnerability exists due to the reversion of a fix of CVE-2015-5700.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
texlive-bin (PTS)buster2018.20181218.49446-1fixed
buster (security)2018.20181218.49446-1+deb10u2fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye2020.20200327.54578-7+deb11u1fixed
sid, trixie2023.20230311.66589-8fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
texlive-binsource(unstable)(not affected)


- texlive-bin <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not reintroduced, patch mktexlsr-use-mktemp still applied)

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